JUNE 2, 1997

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Come take a walk!

Arboretum There's no better way to enjoy a spring day than by exploring the grounds of the Arboretum on your own. If you want more information, take a free guided tour every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m., even during spring showers. Knowledgeable volunteer guides highlight plants of seasonal interest and answer questions. Meet at the Graham Visitors' Center. For information, call 543-8800.
   Just south of the Visitors' Center, the Greenhouse is maintained by volunteers who propagate rare and unusual plants from Arboretum collections. Cuttings and plants are available for sale to the public every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, and on the first Saturdays of the month (May-September), from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For information on this excellent way to request plants from Arboretum collections, call 325-4510.
   Guided hikes are available by appointment for families and organized groups of kids in kindergarten through 12th grade. Led by trained Foundation guides, hour-long walks stress sensory interaction and discovery. Small fee; call 543-8800.
   Explorer packs: Families and organized groups of kids from kindergarten through sixth grade can check out backpacks full of equipment, field guides and lots of tools to observe, experiment, and discover the habitats, plants, animals, and insects found in an urban wetland or forest environment. Small fee; reservation required. For more information, call 325-4510.

For your information:
   Hours: Grounds and trails are open daily from 8 a.m. until sunset.
   Admission: Free.
   Information: 543-8800, 325-4510, or 685-8033.